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Gundaroo Public School

Gundaroo Public School

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Telephone02 6236 8115

About our school

Gundaroo Public School is a small, rural school located on Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country, in the small village of Gundaroo, with Canberra only a 30 minute drive away.

We are a small school with high educational expectations and endeavour to provide a holistic education for the students in our care. Our priority areas are strong literacy and numeracy teaching, effective and evidence-based classroom practice, wellbeing and sustainability. Adventure, imagination and curiosity is fostered in learning experiences, and our vast school grounds provide the perfect space for these qualities to thrive. Our learning spaces are not limited to four walls. Flexible learning environments mean every space in our school is a learning space. Students learn in the vegetable garden, the bushes, under the shade of the trees and in the outdoor classrooms we are continuing to establish alongside their learning in their classrooms, all of which are set up by their dedicated and creative teachers.

We are committed to providing quality educational opportunities and experiences for all students. We have the best of a small rural community with all the conveniences and enrichment to learning opportunities offered by having the nation's capital so close. We engage in many co curricular and extracurricular activities providing opportunities for our students to experience a range of rich educational experiences beyond the classroom.

Students are educated in a positive, caring and engaging environment with strong support and high expectations. Strong foundation skills in literacy and numeracy are explicitly taught to support students as they move through their years of schooling. Early identification and intervention is a key element of our learning and wellbeing practice. Across the school, quality instruction is ensured through consistent evidence based teaching protocols embedded by a hardworking and highly collaborative teaching staff with a willingness to share and grow together. All decisions we make are with the students and their needs at the core.

We recognise the importance of students developing empathy, strong connections to place and a strong sense of self. We achieve this through working with our community, using our community as our classroom to immerse our students in authentic learning.

The school values the involvement and participation of the community in supporting the students and school programs. Our commitment to customer service is based on a collaborative community approach, a culture of mutual respect with open and honest communication, and is underpinned by our school's core values.

High expectations of students, staff and the leadership team, trust and respect between all members of the school community and evidenced based practices support a strong and positive school culture of excellence.

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